|GF Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes!|
This icing is VERY peanut buttery... if you like less, you can lessen the peanut butter a little and increase cream cheese - just keep it to the same measurement of pb + cream cheese = 2/3 cup. The icing also must be refrigerated. But coconut flour cupcakes do well in the fridge (they don't last more than 3 days out of the fridge at all- they will get moldy because of moisture content).
Of course, I used all raw dairy for mine, and organic everything. It's healthy that way! The erythritol keeps carb counts much lower, but you can sub coconut sugar for erythritol if you cannot have corn. The erythritol can be used in this icing... as long as you eat this cupcake cold from the refrigerator to prevent that "cool" feeling from sugar alcohols. Coconut sugar is a very nice low g.i. sugar you can use, in moderation. For Valentine's Day (special occasion), I used erythritol in the cupcake, and coco sugar in the icing.
TIP: I use NuNaturals Stevia. It is non-bitter. If you are using anything else, it might not be as good. Start with HALF the amount that I use and work your way up. Sweetleaf is ok, but use half as much for sure. ALWAYS measure stevia exactly - flat spoon measurements.
TIP: When baking with coconut flour, you MUST use parchment paper or it will not come out of the tin. I tried cupcake papers, they also stuck badly. Take piece of parchment paper cut slightly bigger than the bottom of each cupcake indention in tin, and place in bottom of a cupcake tin. Hold in place while running around the bottom edge with a pen (doesn't matter if the ink doesn't come out, you'll still see the mark). Then, take out and cut that circle out. Test to make sure it fits well. If so, use as a template to make 5 more.
TIP: Don't start the icing until cupcakes are cooled. They don't take long and are spread more easily when fresh. You can spread with a knife, silicone spatula, or icing spatula OR you can get fancy and put in an icing bag with a tip and make a beautiful presentation. I did the former.
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